# Linear dependence

1. Apr 7, 2008

### emanaly

Hi All
A complex equation and its complex conjugate are linearly dependent or independent
thanks
eman

2. Apr 7, 2008

### slider142

Is the complex conjugate a multiple of the original number?

3. Apr 7, 2008

### emanaly

The equation is
$$\phi\ast(M^{2}-\phi^{2})+m^{2}\phi=0$$ where m and M are real

4. Apr 7, 2008

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
Okay, so what is its "complex conjugate"? And what does it mean to say that two equations are linearly independent?